London to Cardiff bus

Cheap bus tickets from London to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Dec 06

Cheapest

10

Average

15

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from London to Cardiff is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

09:30AMLondon3h35 01:05PMCardiff
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101One-way
09:30AMLondon3h40 01:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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101One-way
08:30AMLondon3h45 12:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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111One-way
12:30AMLondon3h15 03:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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111One-way
11:59PMLondon3h11 03:10AMCardiff
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111One-way

Bus schedule from London to Cardiff

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12:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h35 03:50AMCardiff
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12:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h30 03:45AMCardiff
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12:30AMLondon3h15 03:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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12:30AMLondon3h10 03:40AMCardiff
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07:00AMLondon5h00 12:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:00AMLondon4h25 12:25PMCardiff
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08:00AMLondon4h20 12:20PMCardiff
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08:30AMLondon3h45 12:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:30AMLondon3h40 12:10PMCardiff
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08:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h35 12:25PMCardiff
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08:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h30 12:20PMCardiff
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09:30AMLondon3h35 01:05PMCardiff
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09:30AMLondon3h40 01:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:30AMLondon3h35 02:05PMCardiff
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10:30AMLondon3h30 02:00PMCardiff
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11:00AMLondon3h40 02:40PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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11:00AMLondon3h35 02:35PMCardiff
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11:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h45 02:00PMCardiff
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11:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 02:05PMCardiff
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12:30PMLondon3h40 04:10PMCardiff
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12:30PMLondon3h50 04:20PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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12:30PMLondon3h45 04:15PMCardiff
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12:30PMLondon3h45 04:15PMCardiff
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01:15PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h55 04:10PMCardiff
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01:15PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 04:15PMCardiff
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02:00PMLondon3h35 05:35PMCardiff
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02:00PMLondon3h45 05:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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02:30PMLondon3h50 06:20PMCardiff
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02:30PMLondon3h45 06:15PMCardiff
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03:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h05 06:15PMCardiff
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03:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 06:20PMCardiff
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03:30PMLondon4h00 07:30PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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03:30PMLondon3h55 07:25PMCardiff
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04:30PMLondon3h45 08:15PMCardiff
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04:30PMLondon3h40 08:10PMCardiff
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04:30PMLondon4h05 08:35PMCardiff
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04:30PMLondon4h10 08:40PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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05:30PMLondon3h50 09:20PMCardiff
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05:30PMLondon3h55 09:25PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:00PMLondon4h30 10:30PMCardiff
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06:00PMLondon4h25 10:25PMCardiff
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06:30PMLondon3h45 10:15PMCardiff
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06:30PMLondon3h50 10:20PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:30PMLondon3h50 10:20PMCardiff
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06:30PMLondon3h45 10:15PMCardiff
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06:50PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h40 10:30PMCardiff
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06:50PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h35 10:25PMCardiff
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07:20PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h55 10:15PMCardiff
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07:20PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 10:20PMCardiff
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07:30PMLondon3h35 11:05PMCardiff
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07:30PMLondon3h40 11:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:30PMLondon3h25 11:55PMCardiff
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08:30PMLondon3h29 11:59PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:00PMLondon3h25 01:25AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:00PMLondon3h20 01:20AMCardiff
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11:30PMLondon4h15 03:45AMCardiff
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11:30PMLondon4h20 03:50AMCardiff
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11:59PMLondon3h11 03:10AMCardiff
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11:59PMLondon3h16 03:15AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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Bus times from London to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Dec 06

Fastest Journey

2 h 45 m

Average

3 h 39 m

Buses per day

59

Distance

211 km

Of the 59 buses that leave London for Cardiff every day 58 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
11:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h45 02:00PMCardiff
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171One-way
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11:15AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h50 02:05PMCardiff
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171One-way
07:20PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h55 10:15PMCardiff
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211One-way
01:15PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h55 04:10PMCardiff
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211One-way
01:15PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 04:15PMCardiff
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211One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Cardiff

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$10 (€9)
frequencyBus frequency19 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 12 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersFlixbus, Megabus, National Express or Infobus

Buses from London to Cardiff cover the 131 miles (211 km) long route taking on average 3 h 40 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Megabus, National Express or Infobus. Normally, there are 19 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $10 (€9), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Bus companies: FlixBus and National Express from London to Cardiff

For as little as $6 (€5) you can travel by bus from London to Cardiff with FlixBus and National Express. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

FlixBus
National Express

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus from London to Cardiff, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    National Express from London to Cardiff bus information:

    • Average Duration: 3 h 40 min
    • National Express frequency: 12 a day

    Buses from London to Cardiff

    Buses in the United Kingdom are a convenient and affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of bus companies operating domestic and international bus routes. Buses from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express and run seven days a week. Buses from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express and take just over 3 hours to arrive in Cardiff with frequent departures between around 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. National Express buses traveling from London to Cardiff depart from London Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Cardiff Sophia Gardens bus station.

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    London to Cardiff Bus Cost

    Average prices for buses from London to Cardiff when you book in advance

    Booking Period

    Average Price

    Same Day

    €24

    1 Day in Advance

    €24

    1 Week in Advance

    €19

    2 Weeks in Advance

    €19

    1 Month in Advance

    €10

    3 Months in Advance

    €6

    London to Cardiff Buses: General Information


    While taking a bus is slower than flying or taking the train, it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 3:10 h to arrive in Cardiff.

    • autobus All London to Cardiff buses are run by National Express.
    • autobus Most buses are direct, departing from either London's Victoria bus station or Sutton Rail Station and arriving at Cardiff Sophia Gardens bus station.
    • autobus Traveling from London to Cardiff by bus takes as little as 3 hours and 10 minutes.
    • autobus Most travelers book their London to Cardiff bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




    Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Cardiff buses decrease the further they are booked in advance :

    • It is 21% cheaper to book a London to Cardiff bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
    • London to Cardiff bus tickets are 58% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

    Taking the Bus from London

    One of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world, London is also one of the most popular cities in the world for tourists to visit, attracting over 14 million visitors annually. London offers so much to anyone who visits. There is a large number of galleries, museums, and sights to see. Such as the Tate Modern Gallery, the National Gallery, The British Museum and the Natural History Museum. There are the famous sights of Big Ben, Tower Bridge, St Pauls Cathedral and The Tower of London. There is an interesting blend of both modern and old architecture with a mix of architectural styles all around the city with the older buildings of London is also home to the recently opened Shard skyscraper which is the highest building in the EU.

    National Express leaves from London Victoria Coach Station, which has convenient underground and bus links with London and the suburbs. The coach station is on the District, Circle and Victoria lines of the London Underground and has a taxi rank at the entrance. It is within walking district of Victoria Railway Station where regional trains from South London and Sussex arrive. London Bus operates frequent night bus routes seven days a week.

    Getting into Cardiff by Bus

    The capital city of Wales, Cardiff has seen lots of redevelopment in recent years. The city is now home to three universities, meaning that there is a high number of students living in the city. Cardiff Castle should be visited as this is a very well preserved castle. Visitors could take a trip to Cardiff Bay as here there are plenty of restaurants and bars that can be found here. The National Museum Cardiff is well worth a visit too as this hosts both national and international pieces and one of the finest art collections in Europe. Cardiff is also home to the Millennium Stadium which has played host to countless football, rugby, and concerts. The atmosphere here during a rugby match can be very electric! The city also has Cardiff International Pool which is the largest indoor swimming facility of its kind in the UK. Anyone wanting to do some shopping should head to the St Davids Centre as here you can find all of your favorite shops in one center. Cardiff also has the Capitol Centre and Queens Arcade shopping centers.

    Cardiff Central Bus Station is located next to the city's train station and is a few minutes walk from the city center. Cardiff has several local bus companies, including Stagecoach, Veolia, and First Cymru. They provide frequent routes across the city, to the university and out to the airport and surrounding towns. Taxis are available at the station.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Cardiff from London

    Travel Tips: Take the bus to Cardiff easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Cardiff.
    FAQs
    Bus tickets to Cardiff from London for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $6 (€5)  one way in the next 7 days.
    The London to Cardiff bus ticket price is on average $10 (€9)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    The London to Cardiff bus distance is approximately 131 miles (211 km).
    While the time it takes to travel 131 miles (211 km) to Cardiff from London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the London to Cardiff bus journey time is on average 3 h 40 min.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from London Victoria   to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city center.

    Take the London to Cardiff bus with Flixbus, Megabus, National Express or Infobus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the route from London to Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 12 direct buses per day from London to Cardiff with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
    On average, there are 19 buses a day from London to Cardiff. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the earliest bus from London to Cardiff at 8: 45 PM   or take the last bus from London to Cardiff leaving at 8: 45 PM. Look for the latest London to Cardiff bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.
    If you buy the London to Cardiff bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $10 (€9). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from London to Cardiff. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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